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It's all relative: caring for a family member.

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Alta RN 2017 Spring;73(1):38

As she hangs up the phone, Ling realizes she has a decision to make. Her sister, Naomi, is being discharged after an unexpected hospitalization and will need nursing care at home for several weeks. As a registered nurse, Ling is used to fielding requests for minor care and advice from family members and friends. Read More

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June 2018
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Nurse practitioner LEADERSHIP in face of OPIOID CRISIS.

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Lauren Denhartog

Alta RN 2017 Spring;73(1):24-28

Opioid misuse has been a growing problem in Alberta and throughout Canada and the U.S. in recent years. Read More

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MOVING FORWARD. Improving our cultural competency of Canada's Indigenous populations.

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Kyla Gaelick

Alta RN 2017 Spring;73(1):21-23

Indigenous people in Canada face many barriers to accessing primary health-care services, and a lack of cultural competency by health-care providers may be one of the reasons why. Chelsea Crowshoe, a senior advisor with Alberta Health Services and member of the Piikani First Nation, is hoping to break this barrier by promoting the importance of cultural knowledge and respect to health-care providers Alberta-wide. "My role is developing educational opportunities for health-care providers, and we've started within the awareness and sensitivity level of information," she says. Read More

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BREAKING the chain of infection: What RNs need to know.

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Alta RN 2017 Spring;73(1):20

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10 NUTRITION TIPS for shift workers.

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Alta RN 2017 Spring;73(1):16-17

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Ask a CNPS Lawyer.

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Alta RN 2017 Spring;73(1):13-14

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Should I sign this form my patient asked me to sign?

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Alta RN 2017 Spring;73(1):12

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners may be asked by patients to sign many different types of forms. These forms may be government-issued, employer-related or exist due to certain legislation. You may be asked to sign forms related to disability, injury or the provision of reimbursement from an insurance carrier or board, including worker's compensation. Read More

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Protecting the public in action.

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Jerry MacDonald

Alta RN 2017 Spring;73(1)

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UNDERSTANDING HUMAN OVER-RELIANCE ON TECHNOLOGY.

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Alta RN 2017 Winter;72(4):34-36

THROUGH THE ANALYSIS OF AN INCIDENT RECEIVED FROM THE NATIONAL SYSTEM FOR INCIDENT REPORTING (NSIR), THIS ISMP CANADA SAFETY BULLETIN HIGHLIGHTS HUMAN OVER-RELIANCE ON TECHNOLOGY BY INTRODUCING TWO RELATED HUMAN COGNITIVE LIMITATIONS: AUTOMATION BIAS AND AUTOMATION COMPLACENCY. Read More

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Improving patient flow through collaboration.

Alta RN 2017 Winter;72(4):30-31

For over two decades, capacity issues within Edmonton hospitals have existed. Crowded emergency departments with numerous patients waiting for admission into inpatient beds has made patient flow a topic at all administrative levels for all services. From a systems perspective, most strategies have simply displaced the problem from one part of the system to another. Read More

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June 2018
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SLEEP, SENIORS AND SEDATIVES.

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Verdeen Bueckert

Alta RN 2017 Winter;72(4):28-29

Some long-term care facilities have implemented sleep strategies for their patients that have resulted in less falls, more cooperation and less patient aggression. Read More

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BLAMED. UNDESERVING. HELPLESS. How media view OLDER ADULTS.

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Alta RN 2017 Winter;72(4):24-25

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FRESH THINKING. Another appropriate and proportionate approach to complaint resolution.

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Alta RN 2017 Winter;72(4):20-21

A registered nurse accesses the Netcare clinical record of a friend who isn't in their care. The member has no authority to do so and this is a breach of the patient's privacy Under the Health Professions Act, the RN's manager is required to submit a complaint to CARNA when a member has been suspended or terminated for what the employer believes is unprofessional conduct. Breach of privacy falls within that definition. Read More

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"NEW" medication and vaccination guidelines for RNs.

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Alta RN 2017 Winter;72(4):8-10

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PART FOUR OF FOUR: A History of Nursing - Current era: 1990 to present.

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Alta RN 2016 ;72(3):26-30

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THE palliative APPROACH.

Alta RN 2016 ;72(3):22-23

DEATH. It's not an easy thing to think about. People are often reluctant to consider their own mortality. Read More

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Alberta: Home of great nursing leaders.

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Alta RN 2016 ;72(3):16

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Preventing infection: guidelines for hand hygiene.

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Alta RN 2016 ;72(3):10

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A History of Nursing-Reform and Current.

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Yvonne Chapman

Alta RN 2016 ;72(2):28-31

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GRACE under fire.

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Sheena Stewart

Alta RN 2016 ;72(2):24-27

On May 1, 2016, a wildfire broke out south of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Although fires aren't uncommon at this time of year in northern Alberta, a dry winter followed by an even drier spring had turned the countryside around the city into tinder. By May 3, whipped on by high winds and 32° heat, the wildfire grew out of control, forcing a mandatory evacuation of almost 90,000 people in the city and surrounding communities. Read More

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The history of advanced practice nursing roles in Alberta.

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Jananee Rasiah

Alta RN 2016 ;72(2):21

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NURSING PRACTICE WITH HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS.

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Sherry Dahlke

Alta RN 2016 ;72(2):20

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June 2018
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DEMYSTIFYING DELIRIUM.

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Verdeen Bueckert

Alta RN 2016 ;72(2):18-19

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June 2018
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It doesn't have to hurt-RNs key in pain management.

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Janice Rae

Alta RN 2016 ;72(2):17

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The registered nurse's role in physician-assisted death.

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S L Julia

Alta RN 2016 ;72(2)

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June 2018
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President's Update. The best in us.

Alta RN 2016 ;72(2)

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Leadership takes courage.

Alta RN 2016 ;72(1):46

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July 2016
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A History of Nursing- Depression and Military, and Post-War.

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Alta RN 2016 ;72(1):20-2

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Remaining faithful: one family's dedication to nursing spans generations.

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Alta RN 2016 ;72(1):18

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Former RN knits BREAST PROSTHESES FOR CANCER PATIENTS.

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Allison Cross

Alta RN 2016 ;72(1):16-7

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A catalyst for change.

Alta RN 2015 ;71(3):42

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February 2016
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Helping women manage pregnancy weight gain.

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Alta RN 2015 ;71(3):32

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February 2016

Death Associated with Inadequate Reassessment of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis at and after Hospital Discharge.

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Alta RN 2015 ;71(3):26-8

Unlabelled: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis, also known as thromboprophylaxis, reduces the risk of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and associated complications, including death, in high-risk patients. VTE prophylaxis is recommended for acutely ill, hospitalized medical patients at risk of thrombosis. Anticoagulants, the pharmacologic agents of choice to prevent VTE, are considered high-alert medications. Read More

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February 2016

PEACE OF MIND. Model of dementia care accepts and embraces patient's reality.

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Alta RN 2015 ;71(3):23-5

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February 2016

An interview with Valerie Grdisa.

Alta RN 2015 ;71(3):19-21

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February 2016
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CNPS infoLAW: Communicating with the Police.

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Alta RN 2015 ;71(3):15-8

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February 2016

CAMP NURSING GUIDELINES FOR RNS.

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Alta RN 2015 ;71(3):8-9

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February 2016

RNs one step close to obtaining prescribing authority.

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Alta RN 2015 ;71(3)

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February 2016

Primary health care vs. Primary care.

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Alta RN 2015 ;71(3):4; discussion 4

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December 2015
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Necessary, not "nice to have".

Alta RN 2015 ;71(3)

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February 2016

Chronic disease management a clear call to action.

Alta RN 2015 ;70(4):46

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January 2016

Nurses embody concept of patient-centred care at South Health Campus.

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Michelle C Danda

Alta RN 2015 ;70(4):34

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January 2016

RN Leanne Foff makes a difference both at home and abroad.

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Leanne Foff

Alta RN 2015 ;70(4):33

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January 2016